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A Toxics-Free Future


Financing the Sound Management of Chemicals FAQ

Some frequently asked questions regarding the coordinated tax or fee on basic chemicals:

  • How big is the chemical industry?
  • What costs are not paid by the industry?
  • What is “chemicals management” and why do we need to raise more money to properly manage chemicals and waste?
  • What are some key international agreements on chemicals and wastes?
  • How does the financing of international chemicals agreements usually work?
  • Is financing for international chemicals agreements sufficient?
  • What is the polluter pays principle?
  • How would a coordinated tax or fee work?
  • and more

This document provides answers to nearly 20 questions likely to be asked about this proposal. Click the link below to read the entire FAQ.

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